With an explosion with infinite energy being the explanation of how our world started there had to be a being to first start the explosion. The explosion would be considered has the first beginning to produce another being. Everything that has a beginning was produce by another being. An eternal being never had a beginning because it has always been in existences. Therefore, an eternal being was never produced by another being.
To conclude, there is little reason to believe that any other form of resurrection other than literal exists through Van Inwagen’s arguments. The causal chain reflects the patterns of nature and human form. Once a line is broken in the chain it cannot be reformed, at least in the same way it existed before. Since God created that chain he is also bound by its contingency. Further, the idea of free will presents any exact replication of an action unless it is continued by the original agent of said action.
The cosmological argument says that everything has a cause. The chain of causes cannot reach back indefinitely and at some point there must be a first cause. The First Cause we may call God. This is not a strong argument because this says that God was the first cause in a long chain of causes, but what caused God? This argument says that everything must have a cause, but in the end says that God has no cause.
Critical Analyses of St. Anselm’s argument for the Existence of God and Douglas Gasking’s argument for the Non-Existence of God. Arguments against St. Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the Existence of God St. Anselm begins with a definition of God, argues that an existent God is superior to a non-existent God and concludes that God must exist in reality, for his non-existence would contradict the definition of God itself. The argument does not seem plausible to an unbiased person, even at the very first reading. It seems as if not all aspects of the question under scrutiny have been considered. The basic assumption, on which the entire argument stands, that God is a being than which none greater can be imagined can seem doubtful to a person who doubts the existence of God, for if one doubts that there is a being than which no greater can be conceived, then he may also be skeptical if any person has thoughts about the same being, whose existence itself is doubtful.
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
However, the pattern of movements can’t go on forever since there wouldn’t be that one thing that started the whole series. Therefore, there must be an “initial mover, an extraordinary being that started the universe moving but is not itself moved by anything else – and this being we call God,” (Vaughn, Lewis. Pg. 65). In his first-cause argument, he states that everything we are able to observe has a cause and that nothing can cause itself.
More accurately, “ Whatever begins to exist, has a cause of its existence.The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe has a cause of its existence” (Cosmological Argument). It is just like Newton 's first laws, which is anything An object at rest stays at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it. There has to be something that pushes it to start. There has to be a something that is uncaused.
Russell first explains what a Christian is. In addition, he explains that a Christian looks nothing like what it once did two thousand years ago. In order to be a “full-blooded Christian” Russell explains in order to be a Christian you must believe in God and immortality and the most divine and intelligent being is our creator. Christians have faith in God in the form of “unaided reason” not logic or reason (Russell, pg.4-5). The first argument presented by Russell is the divinity and first cause of God is in question if something could come before God and we could have adapted to our environment rather than be a creature from design.
Before I start my points in this argument, let me introduce myself to you. I am neither an atheist nor a Catholic, but a Born Again Christian. I have a religion, but at the same time doubt the existence of God. I do not totally refute the idea of God in our lives, but I really wonder if He exists and by the use of reasoning and evidences, I will present to you my stand about His existence. I will start my points in this argument by, first, opposing the evidences and reasons why we should believe that God exists and second, by pointing one of many reasons why we should believe that God does not exist.